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The 23 String Band

The 23 String Band

Known for its fun, fuel-injected sound and humorous repartee, this Cumberland Valley-based group perform at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.
S18 E10 Length 56:33 Premiere: 8.11.14

The 23 String Band

The 23 String Band brings feverish youthful energy to the stage during their live performances, as evidenced during their appearance at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park, but don’t be fooled by their age. To hear them play you’d think they had been playing together for decades.

Based out of Louisville, the quintet includes guitarist Chris Shouse, who brings a soulful passion to the mic as lead vocalist; Curtis Wilson on banjo, who takes playing cues from Dave “Stringbean” Akeman; mandolinist Dave Howard, who has sat in with a number of fine musicians such as Vince Herman, Little Sadie, and the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra; highly decorated violinst Scott More, who had performed at Carnegie Hall as well as five continents; and bassist T. Martin Stam, who has studied classical jazz with luminaries from Yo Yo Ma to Wynton Marsalis.

The band’s original compositions hoot and holler through timeless bluegrass motifs, while their stellar instrumentation and musical arrangements give The 23 String Band a level of professionalism and authenticity that isn’t easily attained. The band released their second album, “Catch 23,” in 2011. The group’s third album, “23SB,” came out in August 2014.

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Jubilee

About Jubilee

KET's Jubilee series features the performances of nationally known artists and popular local musicians at summer folk music festivals in Kentucky. Since its premiere in 1996, Jubilee has presented an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, and other forms of music from around the world to your backyard.

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The Seldom Scene - S18 E13

Bluegrass veterans The Seldom Scene bring their signature sound to the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Saturday October 23, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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The Best of the Festival of the Bluegrass 40th Anniversary - S18 E14

Highlights from the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park include performances by Masters of Bluegrass, Seldom Scene, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and many others.

  • Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Dale Ann Bradley - S19 E1

Five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley performs at the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass.

  • Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Steep Canyon Rangers - S19 E2

North Carolina bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers take the stage at the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass.

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Tab Benoit - S15 E1

Benoit, an iconic Louisiana guitarist and songwriter, delivers his signature swamp-blues-meets-Chicago-blues sound in a performance recorded at the 2010 W.C. Handy Blues &d Barbecue Festival in Henderson, Kentucky. A 2011 KET production.

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The Seldom Scene - S18 E13

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Lonesome River Band - S18 E12

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Bluegrass Collective - S18 E11

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The 23 String Band - S18 E10

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Dale Ann Bradley - S18 E9

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Season 18 Episodes

The Seldom Scene

S18 E13 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 9.1.14

Lonesome River Band

S18 E12 Length 58:18 Premiere Date 8.25.14

Bluegrass Collective

S18 E11 Length 57:38 Premiere Date 8.18.14

The 23 String Band

S18 E10 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 8.11.14

Dale Ann Bradley

S18 E9 Length 58:13 Premiere Date 8.4.14

The Grass Stains

S18 E8 Length 58:43 Premiere Date 7.28.14

Kentucky Blue; Laurel River Line

S18 E7 Length 56:43 Premiere Date 7.21.14

Town Mountain

S18 E6 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 7.14.14

Blue Highway

S18 E5 Length 58:53 Premiere Date 7.7.14

NewTown; Coaltown Dixie

S18 E4 Length 57:53 Premiere Date 6.30.14

The Boxcars

S18 E3 Length 57:18 Premiere Date 6.23.14

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

S18 E2 Length 57:58 Premiere Date 6.16.14

Masters of Bluegrass

S18 E1 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 6.9.14

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